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Chronic pancreatitis

Details of the Patient

  • Patient's Name: Prashant
  • Patient's Age: 19
  • Patient's Gender: male

Symptoms shown by the Patient

  • Recurrent abdominal pain radiating to back for last 2 years, alsomost 20 times admitted in hospitals.

An Overview of the Case

Chronic pancreatitis is an inflammatory disease that leads to scarring of the pancreas and irreversible changes. Chronic pancreatitis results in abdominal pain and in some cases result in fatty stools that are large. Calcification is another sign of chronic inflammation. It can develop throughout the pancreas. These calcifications are like stones that are within the tissue itself, or within the pancreatic duct

 

The 19-year boy had recurrent abdominal pain with radiation to back, multiple hospitalizations, an evaluation found to have chronic calcified pancreatitis after through evasion underwent open lateral pancreaticojejunostomy with head coring. He had an uneventful recovery discharged on day 7.

 

- Causes :
Chronic pancreatitis alcohol abuse, smoking, abnormalities of the pancreas. Other causes of acute recurrent pancreatitis include high levels of calcium in the blood.
- Symptoms :
Symptoms of chronic pancreatitis include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, sometimes weight loss, diarrhea, and diabetes. Abdominal pain is the most common presenting symptom. The abdominal pain is typically epi-gastric and radiating to the back.

Medical Tests Performed

  • Usg abdomen and pelvis, amylase, lipase, CT scan abdomen and pelvis

Guidelines Provided after Treatment

He had done a 1-month follow-up, absolutely pain-free.

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